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post image Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! from

Wake me up when it's spring!Too busy powering through the January blues to keep up with IPKat? No problem! It’s February, you made it and here is the 133rd edition of Never ...

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post image Trying to find balance? Come to UCL IBIL's copyright panel on Wednesday from

If you are anything like the AmeriKat, the relentless political insanity may be leaving you depleted and yearning for some balance.  You are in luck!  UCL's Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) has ...

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post image After Sweden and Germany, GS Media finds its application in the Czech Republic from

After Sweden [here, here, and here] and Germany [here and here], it is now the turn of a Czech court [here]to apply the seminal decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 7, 2017 - "Two Years of Federal Circuit Review of PTAB Proceedings: What We Know and Still Don't Know" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EST) February 14, 2017 - "Post-Grant ...

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News from Abroad -- Does an SPC for a Biological Product Cover a Biosimilar? Guidance from Norway from

In December 2016, the Norwegian Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Pharmaq v Intervet[1], which concerns the validity of Intervet's SPC for a viral vaccine for preventing pancreatic disease (PD) in ...

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Pharma Joins Atomic Energy Agency On Cancer Treatment Training In Poor Countries from

Seeking to address the growing issue of cancer, and in particular the lack of access to diagnosis and treatment in low and middle-income countries, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and the International ...

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Report Puts Value Of Counterfeit/Pirated Goods At US$2 Trillion By 2022 from

A new report by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) estimates that some US$213 billion was lost to digital piracy in movies, music and software in 2015. The ...

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Expert Opinions on the Value of 4G Connectivity Excluded as Unreliable from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude the testimony of two defense experts regarding the value of 4G cellular connectivity in certain devices as unreliable. 'First, [the experts] have not taken into account why ...

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Writing Opinions at the Federal Circuit from

It has now been one week since I posted a draft version of my article Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion arguing that the Patent and Trademark Statutes requires that the USPTO issue opinions in PTO appeals ...

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Guest Post: Administrative Law Matters Even More following Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee from

By David Boundy David Boundy of Cambridge Technology Law LLC, a patent law firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, practices at the intersection of patent and administrative law, and consults with other firms on PTAB trials and ...

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Monetising the Internet of Things from

A lot has been written about the Internet of Things (IoT) with Gartner predicting that the number of connected devices will grow to 20.8 billion by the year 2020. This figure compares with 2 ...

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Plagiarism problem in science? Check out legal literature! from

note the post at Neuroskeptic titled Science Has A Plagiarism Problem

Law, of course, has an even bigger plagiarism problem.

For example
Plagiarism in law review brought up in judicial nomination ...

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Lincoln and Transylvania from

With February 12 approaching, IPBiz contemplates Lincoln as a lawyer. His path was influenced by John Todd Stuart, under whom Lincoln served in the Black Hawk war. It was Stuart who suggested Lincoln take up ...

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The New Caribbean Patent Convention And Caricom Stasis from

The creation of the Caribbean Patent Convention under the auspices of Caricom is a long awaited and most welcome development towards the harmonization of intellectual property laws in the region. Even more importantly, it is ...

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